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Exact to Host the “Exact Macola Evolve Walks for Autism Speaks” Fundraiser Walk on Tuesday, May 13 in Columbus

Exact, a trusted advisor and a leading provider of ERP business solutions for small-to medium-sized (SMB) manufacturing and distribution companies, will host the “Exact Macola Evolve Walks for Autism Speaks” physical and virtual 5k fundraiser walk at its Columbus, Ohio offices on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00am ET.

To date, the initiative has raised over $7,700 for Autism Speaks. Exact will contribute an additional $5,000 match for a total of nearly $13,000.

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month in April, and in connection with its customer conference, Exact Macola Evolve, held April 22 – 25, 2014, Exact has encouraged its employees, customers and partners to participate in raising funds to benefit Autism Speaks’ technology initiatives which provide iPads and other devices to children and adults with autism. The fundraiser walk has garnered participation from participants throughout the United States and internationally.

Additional fundraising activities included a social media fundraiser during the Exact Macola Evolve customer conference in Grapevine, Texas, in which attendees were challenged to tweet using the hashtag #ExactMacolaEvolve, with $1 donated to Autism Speaks for every tweet.

“Exact exists not only to serve our customers with leading technology solutions, but to help make leading technology available to assist those within our community. I am thrilled and overwhelmed by the support that the Exact Macola community has shown toward our fundraiser. We’re proving what a great impact we can make when joining together toward a common goal,” stated Alison Forsythe, Managing Director of Exact Macola.

The physical walk will take place on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00am ET on the 1-mile track around the Exact offices at 8800 Lyra Drive in Columbus. Participants who are not located in Columbus will take part in a virtual walk, and are encouraged to tweet photos of their walk using the hashtag #ExactMacolaEvolve.

Exact. And it all comes together.

Exact is a leading global supplier of business software. Since we began in 1984, our focus has shifted from supporting financial processes to providing a complete ERP offering for small and medium-sized businesses. Innovative solutions such as Exact Globe, Exact Synergy and Exact Online support over 100,000 customers – local and international companies – in the daily management of their business.

Exact develops industry-specific on-premise and cloud solutions for manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, professional services and accountancy. Exact is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands, and has been listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam as EXACT.AS since June 1999. The company booked revenue of € 213 million in 2013.

For further information about Exact, visit www.exact.com and www.exactmacola.com

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